I made these for my toddler who is constantly insisting on candy, popsicles, and the like for breakfast. One morning it hit me, I should make healthy breakfast popsicles I can say yes to. So I did.
And these popsicles do not require a blender!
Healthy Breakfast Popsicles – No Blender Required!
For an easier-to-read (and printable) recipe, see the bottom of this post.
You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 cups milk – any kind, I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 5-10 teaspoons granola – I used this one
- 1-2 bananas – depending on size, you want these fairly ripe
You will also need a popsicle mold and popsicle sticks. I bought these Norpro Ice Pop Makers from Amazon last year. I love it now that my kids are older and need a bigger popsicle.
For my littlest toddlers, I use these Zoku Mini Pop Molds because they are just enough for them to get through without too much melting mess. Please note, that this recipe will make way too much for just one of these molds because they are pretty small.
Pour the chia seeds into the milk, stir, and set aside. Mash the bananas in a bowl with a fork. Pour the milk/chia seed mix into the bowl and mix well.
Scoop 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of granola into your popsicle molds.
Pour the banana, chia seed, and milk mixture into the molds. Cap and insert popsicle sticks. Place popsicles in the freezer and let freeze for at least 5 hours.